Admission Requirements

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission as soon as you consider a chiropractic career so that your Cleveland Admissions Advisor can help you select appropriate pre-requisite courses. This could be in your first semester of college or, if you have completed some college or have decided to change your major, we can help you revise your academic plan.

Your circumstances are unique. Cleveland Admissions Advisors understand the complexity of crafting a program that recognizes your personal situation and goals…and we look forward to assisting you. Call us at (800) 467-2252 to discuss your plan.

Cleveland Chiropractic College follows the policies, standards and guidelines established by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of programs and institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Effective January 2014 these standards require students to have earned 90 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic program (DCP). The 90 hours will include a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences of which half must have a laboratory component. 

Alternative Admissions Track - Candidates who have a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99, or do not have the minimum 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, may be considered for admission on a case by case basis under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP). Students admitted under AATP will be given a personalized educational plan designed to optimize their opportunity for success.

Successful candidates for the DCP will have completed a well-rounded undergraduate general education program of studies along with preparatory life and physical science courses. Strongly recommended minimum coursework prior to entry into the Doctor of Chiropractic program will include among the sciences; 8 hours of Chemistry (other than introductory level courses) with lab, and at least one organic chemistry course; 12 hours of life and/or physical sciences which will include Biology with lab. Preferred sciences include biomechanics, kinesiology, statistics and exercise physiology.

Strongly recommended minimum general education courses will include 6 hours of English and Communication skills, including at least one English Composition course; 3 hours of Psychology, plus 15 hours of additional Social Sciences and Humanities courses.

Preference will be given to candidates for the DCP who have completed the recommended coursework listed above. Prerequisite course credits must be from an accredited college or university and they are required to be transferable, college-level courses.

Call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 467-2252 to discuss your plan and see the Cleveland Catalog for further details.